Professor Phil McMinn


Department of Computer Science

Professor of Software Engineering

IBM Liaison

Member of the Testing research group

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Professor Phil McMinn
Department of Computer Science
Regent Court (DCS)
211 Portobello
S1 4DP

Phil McMinn has been a Lecturer in the Computer Science department at Sheffield since 2006. He was awarded his PhD in 2005, which was funded by DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology. He has published several papers in the field of search-based testing.

His research interests cover software engineering, with a particular focus on software testing, program transformation and agent-based systems and modelling. His research has been funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) to work on reducing oracles costs of testing, testing techniques for agent-based systems and the automatic reverse engineering of state machine descriptions from software.

Research interests

Search-based software engineering, software testing, program transformation, agent-based systems.


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Professional activities and memberships
  • Member of the Testing research group
  • SBST 2014 Chair
  • ICSE 2014 Review Committee member
  • ICSE 2013 Program Committee member
  • ISSTA 2012 Program Committee member
  • SSBSE 2011 General Chair
  • Best paper winner at SSBSE 2010